Tom Leopold is a comedy writer who lives in New York City with his lovely wife Barbara and their two daughters.
My name is Tom Leopold and I’m a comedy writer (Seinfeld, Cheers, Will and Grace...). I am a Jewish comedy writer, although I always felt saying that was kind of redundant. So much of my humor — practically all of it I suppose— comes from who my people are, what they’ve been through and how they were able to turn it all on its head and find the funny side, even and especially if there was none to find.
I know it sounds odd, but I always liked Jesus. I was never “deep” enough to wrestle with the concept of his being the son of God. For me he had this James Dean-Bob Dylan-daring rebel-hero “thing” about him. Once in a while, I did wonder, had I been nearby when Jesus walked among us, would I have had seen him for who he said he was? And, if so, would I have had the courage to say “Hey, everybody says we’re waiting on the Messiah. Well, the ‘wait’ is over!” Fast forward two thousand years later and I’d follow Jesus anywhere if he’d have me.
Myron is a convert from Judaism. Becoming Catholic has been one of Myron's greatest joys in life. Myron is in his last semester of formation for the Permanent Diaconate preparing for Ordination in June. He was blessed to recently visit the Holy Land which helped prepare him even more for Ordination.
When I first received an inquiry asking if I would like to submit my conversion story I thought, “Sure”. For me, answering why I am Catholic is a no-brainer; I read the New Testament and saw the Truth, the Light, and the Way. The journey that led to reading the New Testament for the first time at age forty-eight was nothing short of incredible.
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- Dear Friend: I have a book, "The Spiritual Legacy of Mary of the Holy Trinity", a Catholic nun who received inner communication from Christ, and… Written by Douglas Gray 2013-05-25 22:44:43 Evangelical Convert: Jason Workmaster
- Hi Brandon, I was a big fan of Lewis and Chesterton, and also read Augustine's Confessions and portions of his other works. If you converted… Written by Ed Babinski 2013-05-25 02:46:01 Evangelical Convert: Brandon Vogt
- Thank you for sharing your story! Written by Elizabeth McNally 2013-05-15 07:37:16 Atheist Convert: Dr. Ronda Chervin
- First, I normally don't write reviews, but I am just appalled of Judi Cousins comments here. People like you, give Catholic a bad rap! If… Written by June 2013-05-12 03:12:31 Eclectic Convert: Leonard Adams